Masonry: One of the most common methods is to use masonry, such as brick or stone. This creates a sturdy, durable and attractive finish that is well suited for many different architectural styles.
Stucco: Stucco is another popular exterior finish material that can be used on walkout basement walls. It’s a cement-based plaster that can be applied in a variety of textures and colors, making it a versatile choice for many homes.
Vinyl Siding: Vinyl siding is a popular option for walkout basement walls because it is low-maintenance, easy to install, and relatively affordable. It’s also comes in a wide range of colors, styles, and textures.
Wood Siding: Another way is to use natural wood siding like cedar, redwood, or treated pine. This can create a warm, rustic look, and it will require regular maintenance to protect it from rot and pests.
Other options to consider are fiber cement siding, metal siding and more.
It’s important to take into account the local climate and weather when choosing the finish material. For example, in areas with high winds, rain or heavy snowfall, the material must have appropriate strength and durability to withstand these conditions.
It’s important to consider that walkout basements require careful design and construction to ensure that the structure is properly supported and that water is directed away from the foundation. Also, as these types of basements are partially above ground, they can also be more expensive to construct than traditional basements. However, the benefits far outweigh the costs.
Honest Abe’s sales team is accustomed to guiding homeowners through choosing the right material and finish options that meet budget and design preferences, as well as comply with local building codes.